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Cages no place for tarsiers, birds

‘LOST IN THE CITY’  Tarsier found at the Manila Golf Club stares at the camera from inside the cardboard box where it  stayed until wildlife officials took it away. RAFFY LERMA

Tarsiers and forest birds might make for cute and cuddly pets, but they do not belong in a cage, Environment Secretary Ramon Paje warned during this week’s celebration of World Wildlife Day.

Posted: March 8th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories,Uncategorized | Read More »

H.R. Ocampo scrapbook-paintings to be auctioned off March 8

PAINTINGS on H.R. Ocampo’s scrapbook

A major auction of works of Philippine masters led by National Artist Hernando R. Ocampo will be held on March 8 at Salcedo Auctions in Salcedo Village, Makati City. It is billed, fittingly, as the Important Philippine Art sale. Things get going at 2 p.m.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Uncategorized | Read More »

Staying married for 50 years earns medal in Poland

Posted: February 11th, 2014 in Uncategorized | Read More »

Two drugstores, two acts of generosity

TRIPLE SMedical &Dental Distributor gave customerGinggay Pajaro P2,000 to buy biscuits for the Typhoon “Yolanda” victims; ExcelmedGenerics Drugstore gave the people behind Bronuts a discount and added almost P3,000 worth of free medicines to their order.

The staff of Bronuts in Makati called up Excelmed Generics Drugstore in Bambang, Manila, to order medicines for the typhoon victims. When they went to pick up their order, the Bronuts people realized that not only did the drugstore give a discount, it also added almost P3,000 worth of medicines to the original order, free, for the survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: November 23rd, 2013 in Uncategorized | Read More »

INQUIRER.net Holiday Expo 2013


OCT to DEC     Grand Bazaar at the Elements Centris October to December 2013 NBC Tent, BGC   Schedules: October 19-20 October 26-27 November 09-10 November 16-17 November 23-24 November 30-Dec 01 December 07-08 Contact Number: 374-3726   OCT 01-25     Quezon City Trade Show October 1 to 25, 2013 Coveed Walk, QC [...]

Posted: October 16th, 2013 in Uncategorized | Read More »

Mothers’ Day


An order for a mother-and-child painting came from a pianist in Bacolod whom I had never met. She named artists whom she owned paintings of on the subject. I was flattered.

Posted: May 12th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle,Uncategorized | Read More »

Let children have fun through power of play


Children who don’t play outdoors regularly may have a hard time socializing with peers as they get older, according to experts.

Posted: May 11th, 2013 in Uncategorized | Read More »

Underwater hockey–the most famous sport you’ve never heard of

SPEEDO’S Anna Mahtani, Mayleen Valentino and Harry Singh joined by three-time Asean Para Games record-holder and Speedo athlete Arnel Aba and Sea Princess

I have my share of pictorials for magazines and such, but recently, my hubby Dennis has been dragged into the cover-shoot game with me. Just last week, we did a joint shoot for the June cover of a sports magazine. He is the newest ambassador of Speedo, so we were both in swim attire.

Posted: April 21st, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle,Uncategorized | Read More »

Shamcey Supsup says reading helped her gain honor, fame


If it wasn’t for her love of reading, Miss Universe 2011 third runner-up Shamcey Supsup would not have achieved everything she has achieved so far: a Magna Cum Laude graduate from the University of the Philippines, an architecture licensure exam topnotcher, and a world-renowned beauty queen.

Posted: February 18th, 2013 in Uncategorized | Read More »

For Filipinos abroad: Nothing beats ‘Paskong Pinoy’


Experiencing “winter wonderland” for a Filipino living in Canada was fun but nothing beats Christmas celebrations in the Philippines.

Posted: January 21st, 2013 in Uncategorized | Read More »

‘White Christmas’ in Baguio


A white Christmas is far from a Filipino Christmas, but there was a snowman display at Manor Hotel in Baguio last Christmas that caught Alice Pascual’s fancy.

Posted: January 21st, 2013 in Uncategorized | Read More »

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